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At the Interactive Systems Laboratories, our efforts have centered on human communications and on how computer systems can mediate or facilitate human communication. We have recently launched the 'international Center for Advanced Communication Technologies' or 'interACT'. It's educational mission is to facilitate exchanges and opportunities for students to do scientific work in international teams, while carrying out research on advanced communication technologies that facilitate and improve human cross-cultural collaboration.
Two specific concentrations for our scientific work, are 1) perceptually aware computer interfaces and 2) speech-to-speech translation systems. As an instance of the former, I will introduce a new program, called CHIL (Computer in the Human Interaction Loop) which attempts to provide better services based on a more complete understanding of human activity and human communication cues (the Who? What? Where? How?). These are currently studied in meeting and lecture rooms. For the latter, I will present recent work in the area of speech translation. After a decade of effort on spontaneous, but domain-limited speech translation systems, we are now beginning work on the ultimate speech translator: domain-independent, spontaneous speech translation (as needed to realize simultaneous translation of lectures, telephone and meeting conversations). To achieve this goal, we require reliable conversational speech recognition and robust domain-unlimited machine translation. But for practical deployment of resulting systems we must also be concerned with 1) portability to new languages, 2) the trade-offs between Interlingua and direct approaches, 3.) new words and named entities and 4.) better learning strategies to grow and improve systems autonomously in field situations or for specialty topics.